Lovely Old Lion

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can’t understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn’t want to play any more. Lenny doesn’t know what to do, but with a little help from grandpa’s old friends, perhaps he can find a way to make things a bit better.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2015
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002150, JUV039240, JUV013000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 9
Lexile 600
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177532
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Julia Jarman

Born talking—allegedly—Julia Jarman loved telling stories from an early age. She loved reading them too, and read every kids' book in the local library. Julia became a teacher of English and Drama, got married, had three kids and started writing for them. She has never stopped, and has books for everyone from tots to teens and in betweens.

Illustrator: Susan Varley

Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist whose best-selling Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring picture books of all time. She lives with her husband and daughter in Staffordshire, UK.


School Library Journal

“Though purposeful, the gentle telling bypasses explicit death and the harsher parts of dealing with aging. Images. . . of the animal kingdom are equally gentle.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Most appropriate for a child coping with such a situation, this is a selection that explains the concept of memory loss well and will help develop compassion in all who read it. A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer’s-type illnesses.”―Kirkus Reviews